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Central Florida Mega Millions Winner, Malaysian Airlines Pilot’s Simulator, Starke Elementary Reopens, Miami Herald DCF Investigation

By on March 19th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 11:19 am

Winning Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in Florida –One Central Florida resident is the lucky winner of half of the $400 million lotto jackpot. The ticket was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in Brevard County. This is the Mega [...]

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In the News: Obamacare Enrollment Reaches 5M, High Springs Police Chief Fired, FCAT Replacement For 2015, GM Continues To Recall

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

Obamacare enrollment hits 5 million with two weeks to go – Numbers released Monday show enrollment for coverage under Obamacare reached 5 million with two weeks left before the March 31 deadline to sign up. The accelerated sign-up pace has [...]

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In The News: Driverless Cars, Crist Narrowly Leads Scott, Gas Prices Spike, Universal Launches TV Campaign

By on March 17th, 2014 | Last updated: March 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Automakers say they’ll begin selling cars that can drive themselves by the end of the decade – Business – MiamiHerald.com – Several car companies say driverless cars will be sold by the end of the decade. Florida has been the [...]

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In The News: Parade Loses Beer Sponsor, Girl Strangled by Snake was “Safe”, Drowning Baby Girl Saved, Gunmen Rob Publix

By on March 17th, 2014 | Last updated: March 17, 2014 at 10:31 am

Guinness boycotts St. Patrick’s Day parade over gay exclusion – Guinness has dropped its sponsorship of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, as fallout continues from the parade’s decision to ban gay and lesbian groups from identifying themselves [...]

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In The News: Legislators Propose Child Welfare Improvements, Scott to Sign GI Bill, Child Found with Heroin, Two New York Buildings Collapse

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Legislators propose improvements to child welfare system – The Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee passed a package of proposals on Tuesday, in order to improve regulations over Florida’s child welfare system. The proposals include a requirement for the [...]

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In The News: Obama’s Approval Record, Jolly Defeats Sink, Last Grandy’s in Florida to Close, Pre-K Program Helps Students Prepare

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

Poll: Obama approval at record low– President Obama’s approval rate is at an all-time low at 41 percent, according to a poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. Disapproval is at 54 percent, which could hinder those who [...]

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In the News: Senate Advances “Revenge Porn” Bill, “Florida GI” Bill Passes, FCAT During Passover, Disney’s “Frozen” Work of Devil Pastor Says

By on March 11th, 2014 | Last updated: March 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Bill could make Revenge porn illegal in Florida – A new bill that would penalize the posting of “revenge porn” on social media is being advanced in the state senate. The bill would make spreading nude or explicit images of [...]

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In the News: Gas Prices Rise, Bill Prohibits Drop-off Sites, Gov. Scott Transfers Campaign Money, Protesters Want Law Repealed

By on March 10th, 2014 | Last updated: March 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Gas prices expected to continue to climb – The average price of gas rose 3 cents from last week. Gas prices are expected to continue rising for the next few weeks of spring. The Gainesville Sun Bill may prohibit drop-off [...]

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In The News: Undocumented Students Tuition, Medicaid Expansion, Gov. Scott On Arizona Bill, Whale Protection

By on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 9:47 pm

This Could Be The Year For In-State Tuition For Undocumented Students In Florida – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition even if they are in the country illegally. Florida Center [...]

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In The News: Florida Economic Recovery Slow, Scott Highlights Medicare Cuts, U.S. Rep. Named in Scandal, Fla. Rep.’s Home Raided, Florida No. 30 in “Well-Being” Index

By on February 26th, 2014 | Last updated: February 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Pew Report: Florida economic recovery isn’t so rosy – A new nonpartisan Pew Charitable Trusts’ analysis ranks Florida as the third-worst state for tax collections. The “Fiscal 50” shows that although Florida is in the top third when it comes [...]

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